The Green Bay Packers elected to go back to the defensive line for the second straight year in a row by selecting UCLA defensive end Datone Jones with the 26th pick.
While last year’s selection, USC defensive end Nick Perry, was used in more of a standup linebacker role by the Packers last season, Jones is more likely to play with his hand on the ground. Jones could be a very solid fit for the Packers as an end in their 3-4 defense. At 6-foot-4, 283 pounds, Jones is a bigger end that can still pressure the quarterback.
Jones joins Jerel Worthy, C.J. Wilson and Mike Neal at the end position for Green Bay.